Non-government schools – DEEWR financial questionnaires to the ACNC for the next 3 years

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Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) financial questionnaires to the ACNC for the next 3 years

“[T]he ACNC will accept financial questionnaires provided by non-government schools to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) as meeting the requirement to lodge financial reports under the ACNC legislation. This will apply for the first three reporting periods after the ACNC starts.”

Source: http://www.acnc.gov.au/ACNC/About_ACNC/Redtape_redu/Other_regulators/ACNC/Edu/ACNC_regulators.aspx?hkey=57d8b5c8-1676-492a-b356-ccc9a073ce48

While the above announcement indicates that DEEWR would provide the questionnaires to the ACNC, according to our further enquiry with the ACNC, that has not yet been agreed (between DEEWR and the ACNC). Therefore for the time being non-government schools, if they want to financially report using the DEEWR financial questionnaires, have to provide the ACNC with copies of the questionnaires they provide to DEEWR

Non-government schools also have to undertake all other ACNC reporting for example when “responsible entities” (directors) change and the AIS (Annual Information Statement).

For more information regarding the Financial Questionnaires

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